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donnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the republican moderate. when he was endorsed last year, noted, quote, moderate temperament. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that a
, maryland. northern jefferson county in west virginia, and southern berkley county in west virginia. take you to the live radar here, show you where we're talking about on the storms. notice in the upper right-hand corner of your screen here we're zooming in to the panhandle of west virginia. this is the cell that we're watching very, very carefully right in here. right here just up to the north sides of charles town, west virginia, when i put this little circle on here where you can see the red touching the green, that's where red winds are going towards and away touching one another. as a result this is the area right in here, just to the north of charles town, west virginia, where there is a potential radar-indicated tornado on the ground at this point in time. this storm is traveling to the northeast at 40 miles per hour. so i'll put a storm track on it for you here so you can sort of see the towns that are in the line of fire, as you were. as we go up to the northeast, at about 40 miles per hour, we're going to be able to see that this storm is headed up into washington county, south
, keeping them honest, the governor of virginia declaring april confederate history month but not the proclamation of slavery. now, he's singing another tune. was he pandering to his base and an issue that ripped this country apart? >>> coming up, sarah palin and michele bachmann? are they the new faces of the republican party or outshining the republican party? >>> tiger woods appears ainu ad, the first since the scandal, the ad featuring his late father's voice, strange no doubt about it. strangely compelling as well. what it means, we'll let you decide. first up, keeping them honest. governor bob from virginia calling april history month. a proclamation that resulted in the governor a few hours ago reversion himself. i want to show you what the proclamation said. it was issued friday by the newly elected governor of virginia. this is him. i want to make it big. april is the month the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america and goes on to -- joined the con f fed -- confederate states of america. and the civil war. skips ahead to clause 3, it is import
>>> we begin with breaking news on this tuesday, april 6th. >>> tragedy in west virginia. a huge jump overnight in the number of miners killed by an underground explosion. >> now, more than two dozen, plunging a community into mourning. >> it's a coal mining community. when you hear that many ambulances, it has to be something bad. >> this morning, the latest on the recovery mission. and looking into a company with a history of problems. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard today. the explosion at a west virginia coal mine has now become the nation's worst such disaster in a quarter-century. >> overnight, massey energy announced that 25 of its miners are dead. and the dangerous mission to rescue four more has stopped. when families were told the news overnight, some became hysterical. >> this is taking place at the upper big branch main. t.j. winick is tracking the overnight developments for us. t.j.? >> reporter: the explosion at the undergrod coal mine happened about 3:00 monday afternoon. miner steve smi
is happening in northe virginia on roads. >> water main break at tysons corner. sarah simmons is live. >> reporter: it's a 20-inch water main break. this happened at about 3:00 this morning. the water is shut off. and you can see the massive crater left behind. this is 123 norbound between international drive and the beltway. at this point theyare still trying to figure out if the road is safe. they are hoping they can get one lane open on the northbound side, otherwise this will be a while. the road has buckled. they say it could be eight pl hours or maybe even all day or possibly more to get the road fixed and driveable once again. v-dot is telling us this was due to a construction crew overnight that was working here on a hot lane project and they were boring underneath the surface to install piping for the project and that is when the break occurred. now falls church water authority have been out here as well. they shut off the water and are saying there are a few outages and mostly in tysons corner. you might have water but at a low pressure. it will be a traffic nightmare. 123 s
. >>> the latest on the mining disaster in west virginia. the clock is ticking in an upper blanch mine tonight. four miners still unaccounted for after monday's explosion. authorities say they know where all four were at the time of the blast. rescuers still can't get inside the mine. the levels of poisonous gas is still too high. >> the drill teams are furiously drilling holes in this mountain to vents out some of those dangerous gases but they're confronted with the problem of more than one dangerous gas that is keeping the rescue teams at bay. >> to vent 9 mine of its dangerous gases, crews started drilling three holes last night. the first drill broke through nearly hen 00 feet of rock this morning. rescuers banged on the drill but got no response from below. officials are focused on three of the five drill sites. all 1100 feet down where the lethal gas is being vented. two sites are near a refuge center stocked with food and water to last four days where they hope to find three miners. they believe the fourth miner is no more than 1,000 feet away. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed two m
too high for rescue workers to go into the west virginia mine in search of four missing coal workers. while a community waits, the drilling continues. >> we have one drill currently in operation, that is drilled down about 560 feet. right next to that, we have another drill hole -- >> the drilling, an effort to clear dangerous gases from inside this west virginia mine, so rescue workers can enter. four miners are missing since monday's deadly explosion. >> rescue teams are prepared. they are charged un, ready to go, and they will go in a moment's notice. >> those teens will face adverse conditions inside, dangers like dust and debris. >> when an explosion occurs, it has the ability to lift that material up and move it to an area and cause a lot of destruction. >> days after the blast, the questions linger. like how the mine was allowed to operate with multiple serious citations. >> there really isn't a mechanism to shut down a problem such as this. >> one mine worker says despite the risks of the job and tragedies like monday's explosion, the industry is a crucial part of this
. >>> the news edge on virginia, the common health will be home to northrop grumman. they announced they are moving from southern california to northern virginia. john henrehan live with why the company chose virginia. i imagine the pentagon helped out. >> only about a mile and a half from where we are standing. we are not talking about a lot of jobs but very high paying jobs because this is the corporate headquarters of a fortune 100 company. d.c. wanted it, maryland wanted it but northrop grumman is coming to virginia. northrop grumman wants to be closegovernment. it has tens of thousands of workers at the shipyard in newport news and involved in aviation, technical services and information systems. virginia officials put incentive offers on the table. the ceo of the $34 billion a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economies played a big role. that was the incentives put forth by the state and counties as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mc
sexual abuse allegations quiet. lesli. >> all right lindsey, thank you for that. virginia governor, bob mcdon got a threatening letter. governors at offices across the country are on alert. at least 30 governors received the threat. they were sent by a group called guardians of the free republics. the fbi and virginia state police are investigating. >>> apparently, there is a family connection between the suspects in the mass shootings on south capital street. 9news now has learned the 14- year-old suspected of driving the get away van is the younger brother of suspect, orlando carter. he is now in protective custody. but questions remain about why orlando carter wasn't in custody before the shooting. dc police say they tried to get an arrest warrant back in march, but the u.s. attorney's office would not take it to a judge. >> i would expect that if the police department can present a case with as much information as they did in this one, that the next time this happens, an arrest warrant would be issued. >> in a statement, u.s. attorney, ron said there was not sufficient probable c
to route 29 in centreville and here at 50 over to 123. north of the beltway in virginia, no issues on the inner loop from braddock to 66 right now. everything is moving well. moving to the beltway in maryland, we have a disabled vehicle to watch for. it is on the outer loop ramp from route 50. it is blocking the ramp there and here no problems. we are starting to see a delay from university over to georgia. moving our graphics. route 4, route 5, 301, a little volume starting to build out here but no incidents to report and finally if you are heading in to the district, no problems. suitland parkway and south capital street. everything is clear in to the district. >> at the top of the hour, a story that is new at 6:00 here on 9 news now. mystery over the taped beating of a university of maryland student. you have seen the video of the student attacked by police last month. the the university is calling for an inquiry in to a another recording that has a 90 minute gap. it was subpoenaed by the victim's attorney. four police officers are on suspension pending an investigation. >>> tod
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million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. >>> governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when th
starting to spread to the east. here in washington, the immediate area, northern virginia lower hanging clouds. looks like it might rain. a sprinkle drop is the most you will see but basically our threat of storms over washington are pretty much done with. we may see redevelopment of storms as these storms that are over northwestern maryland, panhandle, this is in parts of pennsylvania to waynesboro to the east at 35 miles an hour and martinsburg, hagerstown, i- 81 seeing a thunderstorm there and extending showers in to west virginia. it is off of these storms that i think as they roll to the east through the evening hours we might have isolated chances. the same corridor and we have strong thunderstorms. no severe thunderstorm for the immediate area. looks great if you are heading to the game. i will will have the complete forecast in a few minutes [ bells tolling ] >> today we mark the third anniversary of the mass murders at virginia tech during a ceremony at the state capital, virginia governor read a proclamation honoring the 38 people who died and the small crowd that gathered wit
. angie, how's the traffic. >> we have one early-morning tieup out of fredericksburg, virginia and looks like it has cleared. this is 95 northbound at route 17. move over to route 395 an show you the commute in to dc. as we take you to 66 lanes are wide open out of gainesville to centreville and beyond and then we are seeing drivers at speed and no fog to deal with this morning, unlike yesterday on 270 out of frederick past 121 to the spur. 95 southbound. we are dealing with construction between 198 and powder mill. we know along the way you will lose part of the right lane and northbound we have construction on the same stretch but we are hearing the lanes are open. back to andrea. >>> a second prince georges county police officer has been suspended in connection with this beating of a university of maryland student captured on videotape last month. the department says its investigating two other officers in the incident. as gary reports it is expanding its investigation to include additional incidents of possible police abuse that same night. >> reporter: in a year's old unruly traditi
the bill would allow district residents to buy guns and ammunition in maryland and virginia. the bill would also repeal registration requirements. there is a curious line in -- in the 19-page bill that seems to strip the district of columbia of its ability to make any laws related to gun control. we will talk about that tonight. also we are going to ask officials about that and ask about the possible political motivations behind the introduction of the bill right now. so that's a story we are working on. tonight we will have more at 11:00. >> lot going on there. thank you, craig. >>> former tooid d.c. council member jim graham pleaded not guilty to bribery charges today. ted losa is charged with taking cash and services in exchange for pushing laws farable to the taxi cabin industry. prosecutors say that he accepted more than $30,000 along with trips, limo rides, meals. graham denies any wrongdoing and says that he's cooperating with the authorities. law enforcement authorities told "the washington post" graham is not the target of their investigation. >>> welling the deal is done, folks. w
. >> thank you very much. >>> still ahead, confederate history month fallout. first, the governor of virginia comes under fire, and then you think the story is over, but now another state leader is being slammed for comments he made on slavery and the civil war. text your comments to "ac 360" or 22360. presidential historian douglas brinkley will join us ahead. >>> also is liz taylor actually engaged again? here's what she is saying about getting married for a ninth time. we have oil on our shores. natural gas can be a part of the solution. i think we need to work on wind resources. they ought to be carefully mapping every conceivable alternative. there is an endless opportunity right here. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medic
to follow that deadly mine explosion in west virginia this morning. it is a quiet and serene scene now. but that is only a cover for the grief and sadness in this small community. >> 25 miners were killed and four still missing after yesterday's explosion in montcoal, west virginia but the rescue effort is on hold as crews work to ventilate toxic gas from the mine. will thomas is in montcoal with the latest now. >> reporter: good morning. the rescue effort continues. there are still four miners unaccounted for inside and trapped. rescuers were pulled out overnight because there is such a strong buildup of carbon monoxide, it is simply too dangerous. so they are digging three giant holes to vent out the area and about 1100 feet below where they believe the miners are at. they're going to try and let some fumes out so send rescuers back inside. the west virginia governor is with virginia families and saying the families are not giving up hope. >> they don't expect to have that completed until sometime this evening andwe can't risk the recovery or search and rescue until we know it's safe
operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. watch for delays between university and 95. and finally, going to take metro tonight, watch for delays on the red line. also this weekend, a lot of delays expected on metro because so many things are happening and the nats and caps game. united in town. combine that with scheduled track maintenance. it will be a l
off-shore drilling until the cause of the disaster is found. but virginia's governor bob mcdonnell is pushing the administration to continue plans of exploratory drilling off the coast of virginia. he says you don't ground every plane after one crashes and we can't stop drilling for oil. virginia's democrats do not agree. >> this is not just some idle, you know, imaginative risk. this is real risk that virginia will be incurring. >> reporter: moran admittedly favors holding drilling in virginia. and vendors at a seafood market are ordering as much shrimp as they can. environmental protection agency launched a website to keep us all informed of the health environmental impacts of the big spill. you can get there by logging on to wusa9.com. just click on 9 news extras. >>> police are hoping you can help to find a missing 14-year- old. jose guevara was missing last night and they are worried about his age and status. >>> why the numbers don't add up between the public schools and the washington teachers union. slipped mastis was there when they brought their different versions
tomorrow. same time, same channel. an update on the tragic mine explosion in west virginia, the deadliest u.s. mining disaster in 26 years, 25 miners dead, four still missing, screen left, you see the microphones set up for the morning briefing, we expect that within the hour, good morning, everybody, that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back to martha. martha: good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this massive explosion ripping through what is known as the upper big branch mine and it happened during a shift change yesterday. we're just learning that this mine had six violations , dealing with ventilation issues alone, just this year. that is since january. last year, the mine faced 48 what are called unwarrantable failure orders which are considered quite serious. among the dead in yesterday's blast, and we're learning all of these individual stories now as it comes to light, in one situation, three members of the same family, an uncle and two of his nephews who were all working together were found in close pr
compete better with delta. >>> coming up tonight, the governor of virginia adding new language to a proclamation about confederate history month after a national outcry. >>> big fire blew out the windows of a highrise in boston. >>> nike out with a new commercial. >>> the orlando magic getting a little bit tricky against the wizards tonight. baseball season is in full swing. nationals trying to crack into the win column. >>> the governor of virginia is making changes to a controversial proclamation declaring april confederate history month in virginia. bob mcdonnell issued that proclamation, he said to promote tourism in the state in advance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the civil war. virginia was the capital of the confederacy then and a major civil war battleground. but the declaration left out anti-slavery. it agrees it is important to for all virginians to understand the institution of slavery led to this war and was an evil and inhumane practice. >>> d.c. public school teachers could get a dramatic pay raise and tougher work standards if a new union contract is
stronger maryland. >> reporter: one day after north roll grumman decided to choose virginia over maryland for its headquarters, some say he didn't doing enough. senator barbara mikulski says maryland has fared much better during the recession. >> i think he is going to win because he has shown he can govern during tough times. >> reporter: a recent poll found o'malley leading ehrlich 47% to 44%. that falls in the margin of error. now, granted,ing into ther one of these candidates is going to have too much a problem with name recognition. current governor says it is far too early to place too much importance on polling. >> those things go up and down and i'll let the pundits and radio disc jockeys comment about that sort of process stuff. >> reporter: o'malley is leerily hoping for more up than down looking to avoid the fate of his opponent who lost his first bid for re-election. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 morning news. >>> good morning to you. it is wednesday morning as we get a live look at our nation's capital under a beautiful moon. but temperatures really pretty nippy for this time of year
virginia. rescue crews have finished drilling the first hole, but there is still no response from the four workers trapped under ground since monday's deadly mine explosion. katherine brown has the latest from west virginia. >> reporter: crews are making steady progress, drilling down into the west virginia mine where four men are still missing. >> they decided to put a third hole beside it, because that will give them more ability to extract, if you will, and vent. >> they are cutting through a thousand feet of earth to ventilate poisonous gases. >> if you are a miner under ground and heard the drill drilling, you knew people would be coming after you. >> monday's massive under ground explosion killed 25 miners and sent two to the hospital. four other men have not been located and the hope is that they made it to an airtight chamber stocked with food and water. the families are comforting one another as they wait for any word from under ground. some 15,000 west virginiaens work in the mines and live with the dangers every day. >> when a man goes under, he knows, you know, that that
in 30 minutes. on live doppler 9000 hd, i zoomed in to northern virginia toward loudoun county and the martinsburg area. some showers there are moving to the north. watch out. that is coming up route 15, frederick county in a while and we will all see rain showers move in the next two to three hours. temperatures start in the 40s and 50s going to only near 60 today. kris sneed has the traffic update. >> we will start in maryland on the beltway. checking out the outer loop from 95 to 270, no problems here. going to the realtime graphics and check out out, 4, 5 and 301 in brandywine. no issues to report. switch to inbound new york avenue. no issues from the times building to the third street tunnel. a clear commute. going back to the graphics, you can see construction should be cleared or in the clearing stages and no delays to worry about and 66 eastbound, live shot past 7100 to the beltway looking good. andrea? >>> good morning, andrea. the title of a hearing is called, i want to get this right, the washington metro system's safety, service and stability to examine the challeng
incidents or accidents. as we take you back to our real time map. the worst spot in virginia is definitely this long sea of red on 95 heading southbound, it's going to take close to two hours right now to get from 495 all the way to triangle. this is without any incidents out there either and finally, as i said earlier, cherry blossom festival in full swing, as you can see at 14th and independence. a lot of traffic. a lot of people walking the streets. be careful and my advice for today and the rest of the weekend, please take public transportation. guys, back to you. >> all right patranya. police say one woman and a teenage girl were attacked inside a metro station garage. investigators think the same man is behind the assaults at the largo town center station. they don't know why metro waited so long to tell the public. more on this story. deborah: >> the first rape police say happened on the fourth level of this garage. now, people we talked with say they are not happy about not being alerted. >> it is scary to know that a rape happened right here. it would have been nice to be told
in west virginia, rescuers at the upper big branch mine are waiting to resume their mission. their effort is on hold tonight while crews vent dangerous air from the mine. four miners are trapped underground still. officials don't know if they are dead or alive. 25 miners died in monday's blast. two injured workers are in the hospital. steve handelsman is live in raleigh county with the latest for us. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. thank you. it was a big setback. not that it matters much to the four miners. everybody here says they still believe that they still imagine that on monday as this explosion went off and killed 25 guys, it was a big explosion, these four guys who were shielded from the blast and used their training and they knew where these shelters were and think maybe three guys are in one-and-one guy is in another and if that's right, these guys would be okay. their shelters are strong. most importantly, they have air to breathe. since they are designed for more than a dozen guys, there's plenty of air for these guys to survive through the weekend. but the disappointment comes
. but overall so far so good. not causing problems. taking it over to virginia. 66 eastbound. we are doing great through manassas, centreville and beyond. beltway in virginia, happy to report the construction at telegraph is gone. and i can't recollect over to you. >>> earlier this year, northrop grumman announced plans to move to our region and now we know the world's fourth largest defense contractor is moving the corporate headquarters to northern virginia. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced it wanted to move to the washington area. the company made its decision. it will be moving its headquarters to one of two locations in northern virginia, it is either at a site out near dulles airport or right here in crystal city where, as we all know already has several defense contractors in the area and of course we can't forget it is practically next door to the pentagon. i want to share with you what the north rom grumman had to say a
person? >> he was last seen driving a 1999 silver at zero with virginia check -- virginia tags -- silver acura with virginia tags. >> maryland senators had amended a bill considering giving schools and police new powers to deal with gangs. coming up, traffic is slow around the convention center. we will tell you how residents are coping. >> plus, the short list of possible supreme court nominees. >> and rescuers go into a west virginia mine. >> a nussle year in the the weather center. good looking stuff -- i am if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >> a somber servic
the games like west virginia and duke. and i'm a big fan of coach gates. but i think west virginia is pretty good too. anyone can win. >> the whole tournament was wild. before you know it, you're training hard and getting ready tort nba draft. when did you start that train something. >> i'm going to the final four and coming back on monday and well as i want to improve myself. >> malcom from virginia tech is going to put his name in and come back to virginia tech. would you do that advice for that? >> i know all the fans at virginia tech are going crazy because he might leave. it will help him to get better. he's going to work out against guys -- he might work out against guys that are the best guards in the country. so that will help him. and if he comes back it's going to help virginia tech. it's good to test the waters, understanding that if nobody really wants me -- if nobody wants him to get drafted, they may take him or they may not. >> and they get a good look at you for next year. >> right. all you have to do is work hard. i think malcom is going to be a great player. and i think w
are coming to virginia thanks to a deal worked out between the state and a huge defense contractor. governor bob mcdonnell announced the plan for northrup grumman to move its headquarters here. >> reporter: northrup grumman plans to open its new headquarters in the summer of 2011 in arlington or fair view park area, fairfax county, near falls church. exact location will be revealed in about the next 30 days but the big news it was delivered today at a news conference in rosslyn. >> thanks so much. >> just as -- >> reporter: governor mcdonnell presented northrup grumman's ceo p virginia stock to celebrate news one of the world's largest defense contractors would move its corporate head quarters from california to northern virginia. northrup grumman chose virginia after a competition with maryland and the district. >> it was difficult to come down to our final selection. but in that final selection, northern virginia was the winner. >> reporter: economic considerations and available real estate were deciding factors. virginia also offered $12 million and $15 million in incentives to lure the c
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more breaking news on the deadlmine explosion in west virginia. emergency crews have suspended the search now because the oxygen levels are too low. they are still trying to reach at least four missing miners but they admit the chance for survival is slim. it is the worst mining disafter ther in more than two decades. >> it is happening in raleigh county, west virginia. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: ambulances surround the massey energy company's upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia. about 0 miles south of charleston. dozens were working in the coal mine athe time. explosion. search crews are combing the mine looking for survivors. >> we are hoping they possibly made it to one of the refuge chambers that are in place on the working section. >> reporter: people are now holding onto hope that those missing are still alive. >> it is a rescue operation. it is definitely not a recovery operation. refuge chambers have the ability to have 9 # hours of oxygen in them. so we have time on our side. >> reporter: as crews work into
. this is 95 live in virginia. could it and out of baltimore. heavier volume but pretty good shape. >> thank you. >>> 6:01. we have breaking news where president obama and russian president are about to sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. this is the so-called new start treaty and calls for each country to reduce its nuclear weapons stockpile by a third. president obama outlined his goal of eliminating nuclear weapons carried this treat must be approved by the senate and the russian parliament. we will follow this story as it breaks. >>> a diplomat cause in mid air scare late last night after reportedly lighting a cigarette in an airplane bathroom. this happened on a flight to denver. the man apparently made a joke about the shoe bomb. no one is laughing this morning. pamela brown has the latest details. good morning. >> this is a bizarre storyhat at one time was very alarming. a diplomat was supposedly on his way to denver on official and the seed business occurred he found himself at the center of a terror investigation. this is because of a cigarette and a joke. this is the scene on the
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
. it was in back of the vehicle. >> all right, lindsey, thank you for that. west virginia's governor says family members of the men still missing after a mine explosion are holding on to a sliver of hope. but about an hour ago, officials announced the gas in the mine is too dangerous for rescuers to get back inside. this is all taking place in the tiny town of monte coal, west virginia. katherine brown has the latest. >> reporter: crews are making headway high above a west virginia mine where four men are still missing. they are drilling holes through a thousand feet of earth and rock. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole. >> rescuers can't go back in until the gas gets vented out. investigators believe a buildup of methane contributed to the huge explosion that killed 25 miners on monday. but this is still a rescue operation until the other four miners are located. >> everyone is holding on to the hope that their dad or that's their brother or that's their son. >> crews on the surface are trying to send a signal to the missing men who may have been able to make it to an airtight chambe
virginia that, desperate search for survivors at the mine there. rescue workers are drilling holes into the upper big branch mine to try and ventilate the area where the four missing workers may be trapped right now. it could take up to 12 hours to get that air in. norah o'donnell is in montcoal west virginia this morning. what's the latest on the efforts to try to reach survivors if there are any. >> good morning. the good news is that the drilling has begun. they're going to go down some 1100 feet in order to try to reach four miners still missing. the governor of this state tells meet odds are long that they'll be able to find those miners alive. they were searching for them late last night but they called off the efforts because they were concerned about dangerous methane levels. so as you pointed out, they're going to have to drill a hole down 1100 feet to release some of those gases before rescuers can go back in. listen to how governor mansion described to me what they're concerned about. >> methane levels got so high that it was unanimous they decided no bring them out beca
the southwest of virginia. until that moves out, we're not in the clear. we'll come back a little bit. we'll tell you when we will be in the clear and look ahead to the weekend. back to you. >> and also tonight in your only local news at 7:00, the security shut down. getting ready to deal with the nuclear summit that will virtually close down a part of our town. at it again, a man who is no stranger to the park police, they are wanted for the racist graffiti out near reagan international airport. >> reporter: i'm lindsey mastis. in fairfax county, police have arrested six men connected with a home invasion. >> these six men were arrested up in rockville. >> reporter: the men face drug charges there. police they that they wore masks during a late night car daze. they brandished guns, tied up victims, fleeing with cash, jewelry, credit cards. and will there mite be other cases very similar in nature. >> reporter: they say that the men committed the same crime at another home in centerville. she believes that victims have not come forward. >> they don't want to be associated, perhaps with th
. it shows him with a slight lead over bob ehrlich. >>> despite the rough economy, score one for virginia. a major defense contractor is moving its headquarters from california to the commonwealth. kristin fisher has more from arlington on northrop grumman's big move. >> reporter: both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced they wanted to move the headquarters from california to the washington area. yesterday the company announced it had made its decision. northrop grumman will be moving to one of two locations in northern virginia. either a site out at dulles airport or right here in crystal city, which is already home to several defense contractors and of course we can't forget that it is practically next door to the pentagon. here's what the ceo and president of northrop grumman had to say about the move on monday. he said -- northrop grumman is one of the largest defense and global security contractors in the world. they do everything from aerospace, electronics, information system and ship buildings and the biggest clie
eastern ohio in to west virginia. that's where we will be watching this afternoon. if you are traveling south, you have hit the warmth jackpot. in the 50s but in the 70s near 80 in rich monday and norfolk. we will talk about how it will impact us the rest of the afternoon and the rest of the week when i see you at 12:15. >> thank you. >>> the cleanup continues in mississippi after a string of tornadoes ravaged that state killing at least ten people on saturday 6700s of home and businesses in rural mississippi were destroyed. the devastation has taken an emotional toll on those affected. >> i kept crying this morning. my husband kept saying what's wrong? i had to go in to town and buy a few things and everybody was saying something to you. well, what else can you do? if everybody keeps mentioning it, you know, you are going to cry. >> reporter: after hitting mississippi the storms continued to alabama where two deaths are blamed on the weather there. >>> a local university is investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus. this happened over the weekend at george mason university our
at the west virginia mine where deadly gases at unheard levels are keeping rescuers at bay as the families of four missing men wait and pray. >>> plus, honoring the confederacy and stirring up controversy. one governor's decision opens up some old wounds and draws condemnation from some african-american leaders. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> they are self-proclaimed christian with warriors planning to attack law enforcement officers here in the united states and insight the overthrow of the u.s. government. chilling allegations against the alleged members of a michigan malit malitia, and now ominous recordings revealing a deep sea of loathing of those they call terrorists. susan candiotti is working the story for us. susan, tell the viewers what you have. >> reporter: well, wolf, cnn has obtained exclusively an audiotape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the gutari militia last week. the government says you are about to hear the voice of the alleged leader. >> in this nation we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to
commercial interruption. first, continuing coverage of breaking news from west virginia. disaster in a coal mine and the ongoing rescue effort to save lives. plus, in-depth tonight. inside what's being called america's bullying epidemic. >> she was getting bullied. >> i think it's very sad; very sad. >> >> shepard: it happens in schools all across the nation. >> i did bullying him. >> kids picking on classmates, teasing them, pushing them to their breaking points. >> they would knock books out of his hands in school. >> now i wish i could take it back. >> they attacked his self-esteem. they attacked his physical appearance. >> tonight, the frightening truth about children bullied to death and jonathan hunt hosts a special live chat from florida. plus, it hit with devastating force. >> you couldn't even walk outside. everything was moving. >> shepard: everywhere you look, evidence of its power. tonight, inside the aftermath of the easter sunday earthquake. first, continuing coverage of news breaking now. at least six people are confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in west virgini
. first, a different health care bill was signed last month. not at the white house, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
, virginia, prosecutor will not press charges against a tennessee woman who put her adopted son on a flight back to russia. he says the fact the boy flew out of dulles airport does not give him jurisdiction. the mother returned him to a russian orphanage saying it failed to disclose his severe psychological problems. >>> a push to turn more health care over to nurses. that story is coming up. >>> and we are looking for better news from your department, how ward. >> we have dense fog in affect. we will let you know when we will get the better weather. it is coming. 9 news will return after this. >>> tuesday will not rank as a chamber of commerce days thanks to the gray skies, off and on rain and chilly temperatures. welcome back to 9 news now. hearn howard bernstein is here to. will the chamber of commerce be pleased with your forecast today. >> today, tomorrow and the first part of friday. >> you are messing up our weekend. >> a little cooler once again. don't plant the tinner stuff unless you are in the northern neck. we could have frosts for another week. we had the heat but it was weird.
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
andrews air force base, over on the beltway close to pennsylvania avenue. let me take you to virginia. 395 traffic not found on the 14th street bridge, that crashed on the d.c. side of the bridge is a doozy. there's a lot of equipment on the scene with only one lane getting by. if you take mass-transit, i have no major disruptions. they are on normal service. >> it is 6:00. in our top story, the growing death toll in the wake of the strong storms that tore across the nation's south. authorities say at least 12 people are dead after high wind from a tornado leveled hundreds of palms. the same storm system is responsible for the severe weather here. courtney robinson is in the newsroom with more on that. good morning. >> what we did see was heavy rain and wind. in comparison, it is not much to what the south and midwest experienced since thursday, more than 80 twisters spotted. more than twice the number in all of march. 10 people are dead, including a baby and two children, killed by tornadoes in mississippi. if the twister left roughly to london mile-long track of destruction in the state.
for fun™. >>> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. >> heart break in west virginia. overnight the bodies of four missing miners were found inside a coal mine. how officials are trying to stop the tragedy from happening again. good morning, i am aaron gilchrist. and a little cool this morning, but a nice day, justin. >> yeah, that's right. it's a bit of a chilly start. we are not used to this, and it has been a week and a half since we have seen temperatures down in the 40s, but this is typical for an early morning april start. and still some 30s showing up across the virginia piedmont down towards culpepper, and even towards the mountains we are looking at the 30s. here in the district, mid-40s, and prince georges county, and frederick another cool spot at 39 degrees. the sun will come up at 6:39 this morning, and plenty of sunshine warming us back up this afternoon. and just a beautiful forecast, and we will have the complete details coming up. >> average is pretty nice these days. thank you very much, justin. >>> we are following breaking news from russia this morning. that'
and the panhandle of west virginia. today, just thunderstorms. there are showers of to the west of leesburg. debbie pockets coming down. mainly cloudy today with a glimpse of sunshine. off and on showers, a rumble of thunder, high temperatures around 70. >> now to lisa baden. >> beltway travel and interstate travel looks fine. 395 north on the d.c. side of the 14th street bridge. in the virginia camera, 395 north towards the 14th street bridge, looks like everything is moving nicely. they are moving the camera around to get a glimpse of the crash on the other side of the bridge. no evidence of it. it's near the exit at 12th street. no worries. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this morning, the death toll in the wake of strong storms that tore across the nation'souths. 12 people are dead after high winds from a tornado leveled hundreds of homes. the same storm system is responsible for severe weather here on the weekend. courtney robinson has more on the weather. good morning. >> we did see some heavy rain and wind. in comparison, it is not much compared with what the south and midwest e
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